Audi A3 Owner’s Guide

If you’re new to luxury vehicle ownership the Audi A3 is a great starter. It’s affordable, peppy and backed by Audi’s well-known reliability. As long as a compact sedan works for your needs, the Audi A3 model is a solid bet. 

Take a look at our review to find out what it’s like to own an Audi A3 in Austin. 

The Audi A3 Model Essentials

The Audi A3 model has come a long way since it’s days as a hatchback in 2006. Audi has put a lot of effort into making the A3 one of the best entry-level luxury vehicles ever made. It’s gained a reputation as being an excellent entry-level luxury vehicle with a smooth ride and quality craftsmanship. The one shortcoming is the A3’s compact interior, particularly for the passengers in the back. 

Audi A3 Performance 

Performance is where the Audi A3 shines – enough to make drivers overlook the limited amount of space inside.  If you’d like a little extra horsepower, the all-wheel-drive A3 Sedan S Line will give you more power and acceleration for a reasonable price. 

The latest Audi A3 model’s performance specs include: 

  • 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • 184+ horsepower 
  • 0-to-60 in 6.6 seconds or less
  • Up to 221+ lb-ft torque 
  • Top track speed of 130 miles per hour
  • 36 miles per gallon (highway)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Audi drive select with 4 modes
  • 16-valve DOHC with Audi valvelift system
  • 7-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Cruise control with 3 settings
  • MacPherson front suspension
  • Four-link rear suspension
  • Speed-sensitive electromechanical power steering system

Audi A3 Pricing

The Audi A3 is one of the most affordable luxury vehicles on the market. Audi offers two A3 models that aren’t far off in price:

Audi A3 Sport – Starting at $33,500

Audi A3 Sport Sedan  – Starting at $36,500

Tech Features in the New Audi A3 Model

One thing that isn’t basic about the Audi A3 is the technology incorporated into the engine and interior. A number of advanced features come standard that you won’t find on other vehicles in the same price point. If you upgrade to the Premium Plus model you’ll get even more high-end tech, but for an entry-level sedan, the standard model is still impressive. 

The Audi A3 comes with tech features like: 

  • 7.0″ infotainment display
  • Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto interface
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Rear and side cross traffic alerts
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera
  • 10-speaker Audi surround sound system
  • 2 USB ports
  • SDXC slot
  • BLUETOOTH wireless technology
  • Rain and light sensors
  • Automatic headlights
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 8-way heated power seats in the front
  • Audi pre sence basic
  • Audi pre sence front

Audi A3 Repair in Austin

The Audi A3 comes equipped with a lot of safety features and monitors to help owners avoid repair work, but no matter how safe you are it can still happen. In addition to problems after a collision or running over a pothole, there are a few other repairs that Audi A3 owners may run into. 

The Audi A3 repairs we see the most in Austin include: 

  • Throttle system failure
  • Ignition coil failure
  • Pressure fuel pump failure
  • Tears in the turbo 

If there’s a recall on the Audi A3 that also warrants repair. The last Audi A3 recall was in December 2019 for driver-side airbag issues. 

Common Audi A3 Maintenance in Austin

Audi A3 owners will also need to upkeep their vehicle with regular maintenance like any other vehicle. From 0 to 145,000 miles owners need to take around 15 maintenance measures to keep their Audi A3 is prime condition. 

Common Audi A3 maintenance that needs to be taken include:

  • General safety inspection
  • Fluid leak inspection
  • Fluid level check
  • Oil change
  • Oil filter change
  • Tire rotation 
  • Brake, hose and belt inspections

German Auto Centers techs are Audi experts that have over 100 years of combined experience. If you need Audi A3 service in Austin you can count on our team to do the job right for a fair price. Give us a call when it’s time for performance upgrades, repairs and maintenance for your Audi A3.